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EDE NextGENOA, Thailand

Programme Description

NextGENOA is strengthened, with a diverse group of empowered and committed young leaders from various countries within the Oceania and Asia region, and NextGENOA becomes an inspiring movement that provides a guideline and a platform for young people within the region to become active in creating a sustainable future together.

Programme Objectives

  • Participants gain knowledge in Ecovillage Design Education.
  • Participants are more empowered and become more confident to practice, live and promote sustainable living for a sustainable future in their local areas.
  • Participants are deeply connected with each other & inspired by the Ecovillage values and vision.
  • NextGENOA regional and local network is strengthened with clarity of vision, mission and organizational structures.

Programme Details


Current & Future EDE Programmes

What is an EDE (Ecovillage Design Education programme)?

Change Agents

Ecovillage Design Education programmes, often referred to as ‘EDEs’, take place in more than 48 countries in settings ranging from tribal and traditional communities to intentional ecovillages, from urban slum to universities and training centres. The duration of these programmes are around 125 hours over a full month, although this may vary slightly depending on where and when they are taken. The EDEs provide students of all ages with the knowledge and practical skills on how to design a society which uses energy and materials with greater efficiency, distributes wealth fairly and strives to eliminate the concept of waste.

How to run an EDE

Run a EDE Programme

Several of our EDE graduates have carried on organising EDE programmes in their local areas, and you are warmly encouraged to do so after completing your course.

The recommended time frame of an EDE is four weeks, however this is not fixed and varies with each individual programme.

The material can be condensed into smaller workshops, spread out over a longer period, or distributed in blocks at different times and locations.